By Buzz Bissinger
A Prayer for the City is acclaimed journalist Buzz Bissinger's real epic of Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell, an completely precise, unorthodox, and idiosyncratic chief prepared to visit any size for the sake of his urban: take unions head on, individually foyer President Clinton to avoid wasting 10,000 security jobs, or combat Smiley the Pig on sizzling puppy Day—all the whereas making an allowance for the everlasting fickleness of components whose desire may perhaps hinge on a ignored rubbish pick-up or an overzealous meter maid. it's also the tale of voters in trouble: a lady combating forever to offer her great-grandchildren a greater existence, a father of six who may well lose his activity on the army Shipyard, and a coverage analyst whose reports as a criminal offense sufferer tempt her to desert her task and beliefs. "Fascinating, humane" (The New Yorker) and alive with aspect and perception, A Prayer for the City describes the infrequent mix of political braveness and optimism that could be the one desire for America's city centers.
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A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger